Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's up?

Here is a brief update of what's happening in the studio. It's very fun to sew New Wave :)... so my second major project Cat Walk have to wait. New Wave is fast and easy ...great fun!

The only problem is that my pile of UFOs is getting huge ..... or maybe I should see it as a good thing.....when spring is comming...then I can sit outdoor and quilt.... Yes!

Well...most of the blocks are done......

 Look what I found in the greenhouse today .... buds are breaking ...

Lovely thought!


Happy Quilting!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Wave!

What a thrill ..... Today I stood face to face with a moose! My husband and I took a ski trip during the day. It was misty and heavy snow. In a downhill run when I stood crouched, I looked up and there it was ... 20-25m in front of me. It stood quite still, and I stopped quickly and backed off. Seriously .. I was scared .. backed off, hoping that my husband would show up quickly. The moose stood still ... stared at me ... and I soon understood why ..... it was waiting for her calf, which slowly came lumbering.
Eventually they  calmly went away and my heart stoped banging.  My husband who came up also saw king of the forest in all its glory ...... and then .... so bravely sent his wife first in the groove!

But......why didn't I have my camera?'s much more peaceful in my studio. Today I sewed shadows of curvy models behind my fashion models. It' some details missing but I think it will be great when it is finished....I hope!
And then.....

I could't resist to start up my New Wave quilt. What a fun and easy pattern!

I chosed a gray fabric to sew the pieces together with ... it makes  a pretty nice contrast, I think...

This is just a beginning of a quilt that is not very well planned ...... we'll see how big it gets.

These are some little boxes that I got from my son ... he probably thought I needed something to put all the little stuff that I save ... cute isn't they?

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

..looking ahead!

Did you notice that days are longer and the sun rises over the horizon and shines longer and longer every day? Happiness...:)
Yesterday I had a lovely day skiing. I felt energi flowing.... we here in the north neeeeed the sun after several months of darkness.

With sun and light comes inspiration and creativity. I can do this and that.......
 Actually it has been very little time in the studio...... but you can think and plan for old and new projects.

Still...........I've made some progress with Catwalk .....
I have printed a few words with textile paint and drawing some curvy models that I plan to quilt next to my jagged blocks of models.
 It feels good to have a contrast between the soft and angular shapes. I have also designed  possible quilt patterns .... hmmmmm
I try to find something that fits and enhances the quilts expression.

.....enough of thinking.....

Hey.....look at this!
I was surfing looking for fabrics and found this at  Cotton Patch .....on sale!!!

33 fat quarters..... lovely fabrics!!!!

Amy Butlers Midwest Modern range, Passion,Tangerine, Blossom and Spring
Wow.....I must get started with a new projekt........:)

Lucky me!

Happy Quilting!